Careers and Employability Office (CEO) E-Newsletter
20 July 2017
As holidays come to an end...
EmployableYOU registrations open!
Since 2006, the Careers and Employability Office has been offering its tailored and distinct services to all of our Business School students.
Achieving career aspirations for all of our students is a top priority for our Business School. Our team of dedicated business career experts offer a specialised careers and employability service for every student across all of our degree programs. Our career support includes strong linkages into industry and our corporate partners are featured in as many of our events and services as possible.

Business School students who engage early with career exploration, professional skill development and industry connections are best equipped to make their mark in today's complex and changing professional world.
Jobs and Work Experience Opportunities
Don't miss out on applying for Internships and Vacationer Programs!

Get a head start with your career by gaining professional experience while you are still studying! 

Check out our ten favourite platforms where you can find the perfect opportunity:
  1. Ribit
  2. Workible
  3. The Footnotes
  4. GradConnection
  5. UniGrad
  6. Mumbrella
  7. LinkedIn
  8. CEO Online Jobs Page
  9. Careers Hub
  10. Adzuna
The CEO connects you with employers on and off campus, discover all the latest employment opportunities and graduate programs available.

Stay up to date with available internships, summer and vacation roles, professional, volunteer work and international opportunities.

Visit the CEO online jobs page

CEO News and Events
EmployableYOU Semester 2 

Become career ready with your CEO!

EmployableYOU offers a range of events and workshops for Business School students covering all aspects of career exploration. We bring you insights and tips from Business School alumni, recent Graduates and your favourite employers!

Week 1 Internships Week

Internship Insider Tips
Friday 4 August 12-1pm ABS 1070

Week 2 First Years Week

In the spotlight: Hilti
Tuesday 8 August 12-3pm
Careers and Student Experience Lounge

Pizza with Graduate and Internship Recruiters
Wednesday 9 August 4-6pm | by application only

Check out all of the amazing opportunities on campus next semester and register now to secure your place:

SUBS X CEO First Years Conference

If you're in your first year, it is vital to engage early and start thinking about your career path.

This is just the beginning! Find out what no one told you before starting your journey through university. 

10 Aug 4pm
The Refectory, Abercrombie Building 
Pre-conference careers exploration session, followed by
social event with SUBS
Register now

11 Aug 9:30am-4:30pm
The Refectory, Abercrombie Building
This 1 Day Forum gives early degree UG students an opportunity to explore where their degrees can take them, how to articulate their strengths, how to look for jobs, and also a practical insight into some of the top graduate firms in Australia!
Register now

**Numbers are limited, registration does not guarantee a spot. 100 students will be chosen based on their responses on the registration form.**


Gain invaluable international experience over the summer vacation; living, studying and working overseas whilst gaining credit towards your degree. 

Placements available in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Indonesia, India, China & Hong Kong in all discipline areas.

Come along to an information session to find out more about the opportunities and application requirements:

International Mobility Information Session:

This session will cover the Washington DC and Los Angeles Placement Program; Professional Practicum in Indonesia; Shanghai Business Immersion Program and Community Placement Program.

Wednesday 2nd August, 12-1pm in the Abercrombie Building, Room 1050
Register here

China/Hong Kong Industry Placement Program Information Session

This program is open to Chinese/Hong Kong national students:

Thursday 3rd August, 12-1pm in the Abercrombie Building, Room 2020
Register here

Further information is available on our webpage

SUMMER 2017/18 AND SEMESTER 1 2018

IPP offers an opportunity to work for a leading organisation as part of your degree.  You will gain quality industry experience whilst earning credit towards your degree by working (unpaid) with one of our industry partners.
Placements are available in all discipline areas.

Information Sessions:

9th August 12-1pm in the Abercrombie Building, Room 1050

10th August 5-6pm in the Abercrombie Building Room 1050
Register here

The information sessions are designed to give you an insight into the program and application requirements.

Further information on the program available here

Get Job Smart!

Job Smart is an exclusive extra-curricular program for our postgraduate students right from the start of your degree. Open to all students, no additional fees to join.

With the support of globally recognised organisations, Job Smart is a unique opportunity to develop hands-on, work-relevant skills while you study.

Register now! Applications close 4th August 2017

Have you met the CEO team?
Each edition of the eNewsletter features some fun facts about one of our own. This week it's Fiona Thien who looks after International IPP students; Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

Click read more!
What do you do and how long having you been working in the role?
Work Integrated Learning Coordinator aka student rangler ie coordination of the student side of the international placements and helping them get organised for their big adventure! 

What do you love about your job and working with the CEO?
Helping students realise their dream of interning overseas.    

Top tips for interviews?
Smile – it’s not going to crack your face! Haha the key is to relax and be yourself.
Don’t fidget – you wouldn’t want to distract the interviewer.

Tips for getting ahead at uni?
Take part in as many activities and programs as you possibly can, network, have fun but stay professional at the same time.

Business School News and Events
Business Ethics Essay Competition
Submit an essay about ethics and you could win $1000!

The competition is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are studying a Business School degree or unit of study in 2017 and is proudly supported by the Natoli Ethics Fund.

Entries will be judged by a panel from The Business & Professional Ethics Group

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 25 August 2017 (week 4) 

To find out the topic question and more information visit the website

Selection Criteria Workshop for 2018 PASS Applicants

Strong selection criteria is critical for successful applications to the 2018 PASS Program

We want you give you the best chance to submit the highest quality application possible.

This workshop is specifically for PASS program applicants to learn more about writing high quality selection criteria and work through examples relevant to this particular job application.

Date: Thursday, 31st August
Time:  12noon-1:30pm
Location:  ABS Case Study Lecture Theatre 2140

Scaling Social Enterprises in Vietnam January 6 – 19th 2018

The Remote and Rural Enterprise (RARE) Program is offering selected undergraduate students from The Business School, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies, and Faculty of Science an opportunity to study social enterprise in Vietnam as part of an action research project in the unit IBUS3106 in January 2018. Successful students will be offered a $2,500 scholarship from the New Colombo Mobility Program to support their travel and accommodation in Hanoi, Vietnam.

How to Apply  
  • Limited places available!
  • Enrolments from the Business School must be approved by Dr Massimo Garbuio and be allowed within your degree program.
  • To apply visit the RARE website, download the ‘Student Application’ form and submit along with your CV and Academic Transcript (unofficial transcript is fine) to
  • Applications close Sunday 6th August 2017
  • Once approved, apply through IBUS3106 International Business Special Project 
External Events
Stepping Into Internships & PACE Mentoring - AND Programs 

Paid work experience for university students with disability.
There are many benefits to applying for the
Stepping Into Program, including:
• Gaining skills in job applications and interviews
• Developing networking and professional communication skills
• Learning to manage disability in the workplace and discuss workplace adjustments
• Developing practical knowledge of your industry and applying your studies to real work.
• Building confidence in your skills and capabilities in a safe, learning environment

The program runs in the Winter and Summer university semester breaks. Vacancies are advertised on our website throughout the year and email updates are regularly provided to your university.

For more information, contact the Australian Network on Disability on 02 8270 9200 or

Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair
The Gradate Jobs and Internships Fair is your opportunity to meet employers and research your industry.

A majority of organisations recruit graduates through their vacation and internship programs. Don't miss out on your opportunity to secure meaningful vacation and internship work that will help you become a globally competitive graduate. 

Free admission - registration required to attend
(you will need your USYD student card to gain entry)
3 August at 12:00–15:00
The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Register here:

Applications now open for internship to rural India

Challenge your understanding of impact by working towards scaling an award-winning social enterprise in rural India.

Interning in a team with six to eight other Globers, you’ll be intensely working over a month period to scope, implement and open a new 40K PLUS pod in a rural Indian village.

Awarded Australia’s most innovative social enterprise in 2016, 40K PLUS is an after-school education platform that utilises technology to provide primary-aged students living in rural India access to high-quality English education.

Currently spanning 20 villages and servicing over 1300 children, the PLUS platform has proven to extend English comprehension by 2.5 years when compared to students who have not attended PLUS.

This summer, we’re looking to scale the platform to 1500 more children. 40K Globe is about joining a movement of young Australians who are actively providing access to quality learning in restricted environments across the world.

Join the movement and Apply Online at WWW.40KGLOBE.COM.AU

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Additional Resources
Home of Australia’s GradMaker, the Graduate Jobs Match Maker. 

Great information and resources to help you find your perfect Graduate Job 

Graduate Opportunities:
For the latest, most comprehensive information on graduate jobs in Australasia. There’s also information here for International Graduates
Check the website below to see opportunities as they become available 

Going Global:
Going Global is great for local and international students looking for local/international opportunities! Search jobs and country information. 

Job vacancies from all Australian career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies, and organises that information to make it accessible with easy find/search options! Visit now

Sydney University Careers Centre:

You can also visit the Sydney University Careers Centre Website on 

Contact Singapore:
Visit the Contact Singapore Job Portal for exciting opportunities in Singapore: 

Create a Profile – Connect with Recruiters – search the Student Jobs and Alumni Portals
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The Careers and Employability Office
Careers and Student Experience Lounge
Come see us at the careers and student experience lounge, receive coaching on your resume and cover letter, careers queries and resource tips. We can also let you know about upcoming careers and employability events and workshops that will help you get ahead!  

We are located in the Abercrombie Building, Basement Level open Monday-Friday, 12-3pm, during teaching weeks unless otherwise indicated.

Careers Counselling
Would you like to sit down with one of our expert careers counsellors? Make a booking now for assistance with selecting your majors, finding the right path to kick start you career or feedback on your resume and cover letter and to practice your interview skills!
Email to find out what times are available and to make your booking: 

N.B. This information has been sent to you by the University of Sydney Business School Careers and Employability Office. The provision of this information does not constitute an endorsement by the University of the merits of the organisation providing the information. The University is passing on information which may assist you in your job search. You should make your own enquiries to verify any of the information given.
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